Our Kenmore HE3 front loading dryer gives off a fuel smell inside
The clothes smell like fuel, the inside of the dryer smells like fuel, the exhaust smells like fuel. The laundry room does not smell.I have had the lower front panel off of the dryer and everything looks clean. I took the back off of the dryer and the cover and cleaned any dust. I took the part off that takes the heat from the flame up into the dryer and there is nothing in it. the vent from inside the dryer to outside of the house is clean. The flame looks blue with a little bit of yellow in it. I do not know what the problem is.
Re: Our Kenmore HE3 front loading dryer gives off a fuel...
When I had the back off of the dryer I did notice one thing that looked a little unusual. The vent pipe, which the flame of the burner travels through, ( running from the burner to the back of the dryer ) was painted, inside and out. Some of the paint was cracked and slightly bubbled, as though it was melting from heat, and there actually was a small pile of soot laying there. I wiped off as much of the paint as I could with a rag, and vacuumed it out, and put the dryer back together and ran it. After running the dryer for a while we no longer have the smell. I don't really know if that was the problem or not, but at least the smell is gone.
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Clean tub boot the best you can with bleach. Then run an empty load with sunlight automatic dish soap (verry little). Then this should clean and freshin the washer up. The best thing to do is not to shut the door on washer when not in use.
STOP USING THE DRYER AND CALL A QUALIFIED SERVICE PERSON TO TEST ALL GAS LINE CONNECTIONS WITHIN THE UNIT!
A gas leak can cause a fire in your home. Although, we have always used a gas dryer, and the clothes do have a fresher smell to them than an electric dryer. Any gas which may be in the area would be consumed when the gas flame was burning as normally the pilot remains lit throughout the drying cycle.
The filter on your pump is probably clogged with lint and
stuff. You have to remove the bottom front panel, 3 torx screws
panel will drop and come off. Drain off the excess water from the hose
see.The white filter cover is right in front.
Get yourself a bunch of towels or a good big plastic bag to collect
Unscrew the filter cover and twist the filter out. Clean out all the
put it back in carefully.
Next: You can use Affresh to clean your front loader. Deposits
of soap and other such things can be
stuck around the inside tub of your washer. Try this product, it works
all front loaders. Use hot water with the Affresh pellet with no clothes
run the machine through a cycle.Also
helps with any stagnant water smells. Have you cleaned out your pump
lately.Put the pellet inside the
machine, not in the soap dispenser.
Pl give me a good rating for the free help, thanks.
there is always some water left inside the machine and that is probably what you are hearing
are you using liquid detergent?
if so this is almost certainly the cause of the smell. liquid detergent leaves a nasty slime inside thge machine and smells like drains.
put on a boil wash with no clothes and revert to using powder detergent